Des Plaines River Update - June 23, 2009, Noon

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Jun 23, 2009
GURNEE, IL - June 23, 2009 - As of 10:30am on Tuesday, June 23rd, the Des Plaines River was at level of 9.35 feet and holding steady according to information provided by the National Weather Service. Current prediction models indicate the river is at or near crest levels. To the north, the Des Plaines River at Russell was at 9.66 feet and is starting to recede very slowly after cresting at 9.99 feet. Village staff continues to diligently monitor the River and weather forecast. Should the need arise, supplies are on hand to implement further sandbagging efforts.

Emerald Avenue remains closed to the water on the pavement. Kilbourne Road has some water on the pavement at Emerald Avenue, but remains open to traffic.

Sandbagging supplies for residents continue to be available at the Public Works facility, Warren Township High School north parking lot, and at the Heroes of Freedom Memorial site. Residents in need of additional information or assistance should call 847-599-6690.

The Des Plaines spills over its banks at approximately 7.0 feet, problems with roadway access along Emerald Avenue and Kilbourne Road occur at approximately 8.5 feet, and buildings are impacted at 9.5 feet.


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Revised 06/23/09